The Court of Appeals is New York State’s highest court and court of last resort in most cases. The Court, which sits in Albany, is composed of a chief judge and six associate judges, each appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, to a 14-year term of office. The Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, in addition to presiding over that court, also serves as the chief administrative judge for all of New York State. This court articulates state-wide principles of law in the context of deciding law suits. There is no jurisdictional limitation based upon the amount of money at stake in a case or the status or rank of the parties.

Court Information:
20 Eagle Street
Albany, New York 12207
Phone: (518) 455-7700